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the chief executive tell you what do or when to do it. you applied it fairly and it's a tough job. because when you are enforcing against folks, it's never easy and it's never fun, but you always did it calmly and i look forward to having someone who fill yours shoes that is going to navigate those waters without being politically enphered interfered and to envision what olse was. thank you for your service. >> thank you, supervisor peskin [ applause ] . >> supervisor kim. >> i wanted to acknowledge donna on your leadership at osle and it requires using a scalpel and not a knife and
i want to acknowledge your work. we had an opportunity to work with your department where [speaker not understood] and we would not have been able to do our work as effectively in achieving our goals if not for your input during the legislative process and certainly afterwards you and your staff ensuring that our laws actually get implemented. it's one thing to write great laws, but without enforcement, and i know this takes an incredible amount of work and leadership. thank you. i'm very sad to see you go. i hope we can find someone that can certainly physical your big shoes. thank you for your service tour city. our city. >> thank you. supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. donna, here we are --
sharing wonderful thoughts and experiences that we have over the years and i have come to know you only in last six years, but we're recognizing you and your wonderful attributes and talents that you have brought to the city and makes me wonder who you have coached to fill the big shoes that you now leave vacant? i'm particularly reminded on ban the box work and helping particularly communities of color and those reentering from the justice system back into the community to get jobs and to get housing. and much of what supervisor kim was saying, these laws mean nothing if there is no one watching, if there is no one enforcing and this role you have filled for many years is absolutely incredible. i'm happy and excited for you, but i do lament as to what we are left with? not
to say that next person beyond you won't be as great, but there is something special that you brought, a product of your personality, a very delicate, but firm touch. you are very thoughtful and very insightful and personable and easy to work with and you led a tremendous team, tremendous team and you have helped to make san francisco that much better and more aggressive in protecting the working environment for communities of color, as well as just working-class people. i just wanted to lend my voice to say thank you to you and let you know how grateful am. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor cohen. supervisor wiener. >> thank you, madam president. i want to also join the chorous saying what a pleasure it has been to work with you. i think sometimes much to the chagrin of my staff, we have done a lot of prevailing wage legislation, even though it's incredibly important legislation, it's unbelievable hard and complicated and you are
always on the verge of jurisdictional dispute between unions it's just really hard pieces of legislation to navigate, even if they seem simple i going in. you have helped to make it a lot easier. we have always been able to rely on to you give us information and guidance and the history to make sure that we have that context. this legislative work around prevailing wage is so incredibly important to support our middle-class and that people have living wage jobs and are able to succeed. so i just want to thank you for helping us and our office through difficult pieces of legislation, but also for your support for working people and we're going to miss you. >> thank you. with that, donna, you have the microphone. >> thank you so much, supervisors. i feel humbled and honored. i would like to ask, if i may, if the staff people
former and past, who are here there olse please stand with me. [ applause ] i want to express my heartfelt thanks to three mayors, mayor willie brown, mr. gavin newsom and mayor ed lee for having the confidence in me and giving me this opportunity to serve. i want to thank city administrator naomi kelly and her team for their support and guidance. city attorney dennis herrera and deputis for their sound advice and our community collaborators and friends and
the dedicated and talented staff at olse. amany of you know and has been mentioned today olse was create by ordinance in 2001. with the vision of stan smith, who is here with us today. >> hey stan ! [ applause ] we were created to enforce one law, which was prevailing wage on the city's public works construction contracts. and i have kind of seen it since then, coming from construction, like building a high-rise. in 2003, the voters approved one of the first in the nation's minimum wage ordinances. the living wage ordinances were moved into our shop. the sweat-free ordinance was passed by the board in 2006. the voters passed the first in the country paid sick-leave ordinance. you passed the health care
security ordinance. followed by the family-friendly workplace ordinance, fair chance ordinance and retailer workers bill of rights and not to mention those that are in committee just this week. i think we have got a couple more. with each new law, we have done our best to turn your progressive vision of workplace justice into reality. and to make these laws meaningful in the everyday lives of workers in san francisco. we have uncovered $10 million plus another $5 million where we collaborated with the labor commission's and these cases involved san francisco's most vulnerable workers, oven non-english [spa-erbz/] and work in the nurd ground economy paid in cash at less than the minimum wage often work long hours without overtime pay, often under the threat of deportation if they complain.
i think back on our hard-fought victories when we got proof it was the employer who called i.c.e. only the husband of a claimant and do stop them from selling off or hiding their assets. the great organizings done by the filipino community center that led to recovery of over $1 million for workers in residential care home cases and uplifting work of the chinese progressive association, with restaurant workers, including the case where workers were awared back wages. as you know, san francisco was the first city in the country to require employers to provide paid sick-leave and you know what? the sky didn't fall. and now over 22 cities and
five states have their own paid sick-leave ordinances modeled on ours. it's been an honor for me to testify before other jurisdictions about our experiences implementing san francisco's law and our conclusion that paid sick-leave can be easily enforced, is good for workers, good for employer and good public policy. one of the boldest pieces of legislation, which with stood [speaker not understood] it coefficient part time employees and businesss than the aca. to-date; concluding over 250 compliance reviews initiated by worker complaints that have resulted in health care benefits for over 8 300
workers. i'm also happy to report that nearly 20% of covered employers who submitted and forms to the olse -- said that they changed their hiring practices to complain -- i'm sorry, to comply with the fair chance ordinance. and to provide a fair shot at job opportunities for people with arrest and conviction records. i would be remiss if i didn't also highlight our successes enforcing prevailing wages on the city's public works contracts. we have recovered over $6 million in back wages for construction workers, and over $2 million in penalties to the city's general fund. four contractors have been debared from bidding city contractors and two referred for criminal prosecution n. two of our most memorable cases olse subpoenaed copies of checks from the contractor's bank to prove that they had two sets of books. actual checks used to pay workers and checks shown to
the city. and these were contractors who have been done doing public works contracts in san francisco for many years. the record is near and dear to my hart and we have not only recovered some serious monies, but leveled the playing field for law-abiding contractors to successfully bid on city contracts. i'm proud that olse has billion a state and national model for enforcement. we work with the community collaborative to ensure that we're reaching those workers most acted by wage theft. we protect the identity of workers who filed compliants and conduct company-wide audits going back three years. we work hard to educate employers about their obligations, to provide clear guidance and make ourselves available to field questions about san francisco's laws
and hold violators auto a cannotable. supervisors, i'm truly honored by your kind words, but please know this commendation is real will the not for me, but for the entire staff of the olse. they are the ones on the front oflines, they show up at restaurants to interview workers at 10 -p.m. when the time sheets show that nobody works after 9:00 p.m. they do home visits it find workers who may have been underpaid in order to hear their stories. they speak to workers in their native languages to make them feel comfortable and earn their trust. they perform audits on their computers until their necks and shoulders ache and spend week on thes phones answering employer's questions each year when the annual reporting forms become due. they hound employers when their payments are late. they are respectful with employees and maintain a positive attitude when they hear excuses about what happened to the missing pay records, et cetera. i am indebted to all of them
all right, colleagues, we have one more commendation. just one more. later today, we will vote on my legislation to establish the san francisco homicide reward fund for unsolved murders in our city. this reward fund encourages witnesss to come forward. it puts those responsible behind bars, and it gives solace for those who lost loved ones. right now i want to recognize the importance of preventing these unfortunate and untimely deaths in the first place. and as a result of a lot of hard work, i want to basically bring forward a woman who i have known as long as i have remember, ms. maddie scott. please come forward. a fierce leader to prevent gun violence here in our city.
ms. scott. [ applause ] maddie scott is the president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence, the san francisco chapter. she is also executive director of healing for her families and our nation, and she is chapter leader of the san francisco mothers in charge. and she is the founder of the healing circle, which has done so much to uplift so many members of our community, who have lost loved ones. but more importantly, maddie is a mother, a mother who lost her son to gun violence, a mother who turned her grief and her pain into meaningful action, a mother who is giving a voice to the victims of this sad epidemic in our community. she has organized gun buybacks in city hall with
united players, to take hundreds of guns off the streets. she has also worked with the board of education to passes a resolution calleding for the school district to support gun control policies and communicate information about gun buyback events and gun safety practices with families. and expand upon lessons in the classroom, around violence-prevention. every year on the anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school oshooting in connecticut, she works with other organizations in the city to raise awareness by gun violence and to remember the lives that we have lost over the years to gun violence. she also organizes during mother's day, when she bring those mothers together for healing, for prayer, for support, for love, for comfort. this is hard work. this is emotional work. and maddie is doing this work with grace and zeal.
she is a tireless self-less leader, and i am proud to honor her today for always being on the frontlines, every time there is, sadly, a loss of life in our community. maddie is the first person who i call and often times the first person there with the mother and the family, praying, supporting, and encouraging, lifting them up. as i had said before, unfortunately in this chamber about the fact that in our community, we have experienced far too much loss to gun violence. and sometimes we get so caught up in our grief, that we forget as sean richard would say, brothers against guns, we forget to honor the living. we forget to honor those who continue to support us, those who continue to lift us up. and today, for your love, for your courage, for your
inspiration, for all that you continue to do, and have done for over 20 years in our community, ms. maddie scott on behalf of the city and county of san francisco, we commend you. [ applause ] with that, i would like to recognize my colleagues, who would like to say a few words as well. supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, maddie scott. >> good afternoon. >> i think this commendation is long overdue. you have been a tremendous leader of helping mothers who have lost their children and who are grieving, helping them heal. i admire you, and i have a tremendous amount of respect for you and the work that you have done and will continue to do. we haven't seen eye-to-eye all the time, but i think that is normal. i think there is certainly room in the community to embrace you and to uplift you and to celebrate you. the work that you do, i find
that most people don't want to do, because that is the hard work. it's hard to console a grieving mother after the funeral has come and gone. six months, a year after, and to help build not only the community, but families and help them put their lives back together. there is a saying that sometimes, even the healers need to be healed, and we recognize you as a healer in our community and hopefully you will find some solace and some healing aspect into this commendation that we're presenting to you today. it's a beautiful honor. you are of a beautiful person, a beautiful human being with a heart of gold and i'm so grateful to know you, and to support your work. and i also want to recognize the legions of other women who may not stand in this chamber today, but they stand with you. and you are often the strength and the spine, the
backbone when many people don't have the courage to stand up for themselves. so for you and your team of volunteers, i just want to say thank you. it mean as great deal to have you be a part of this work. and i know it's not easy. i know it's not easy. i know you wear the pain on your sleeve every day, but we wanted recognize you and uplift you and give voice to the work that you are doing and the work that will you will do continue to do and we thank you. [ applause ] . >> supervisor campos >> thank you, i want to thank you for the recognition of ms. scott and i'm simply going to say that the think the city and county of san francisco has a great deal of gratitude and owes you a great deal of debt, not only to you, but to the mothers of victims of violence, who
remind us everyday to do something about this crisis. i'm a better person, a better legislator because of the fact that i have gotten to know you and so many of the other mothers. i just want to thank you for the dignity, the grace and the class with which you approach this very difficult subject. greatly, greatly deserved. god bless. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor kim. >> ms. scott, it was really great that we as a board can honor you today for over decades' of work for those families who have experienced violence in their lives. i first met you in 2005, when we worked on proportion a. >> yes. >> a set a-side to invest in violence preventing in our city, after we had experienced a high of 96 homicides in the previous years. this was the community response saying enough is
enough. we actually need to put our money where our mouths are, and actually invest in programs that will systematically counter the violence we're experiencing in our communities. even when that violence is isolated in certain neighborhoodss, it impacts everyone in san francisco. but not everyone is able to give it voice, because it's actually one of the most difficult areas to work in the arena of public service. it's emotionally exhausting, and drawing, and for those who continue to do that everyday and to reexperience the trauma and emotional loss with all of the mothers and families, when it's not necessarily your own family is a tremendous service, and also sacrifice on behalf of our community. so thank you for doing this work as long as you have. it is not easy to do, but it is so needed >> thank you for continuing to be a voice around this issue.
thank you. >> thank you. supervisor avalos. >> thank you. ms. scott it's been ten years since i have known you and worked with you. you were part of helping to draft violence prevention set aside that we passed at the board of supervisors 2006, before i was on the board. actually i think it was the only set aside that supervisor peskin supported was that one. so that wasn't easy to get his moment no. >> but i think the exampleful of the bleeding that has been going on in our communitis and in yours in particular. in '95 we had scores of homicides in the western edition and '96 again and really showed that we needed to do something. the answer wasn't -- we wanted to have effective law enforcement, but the answer
wasn't more police officers, but really trying to get at the root causes. part of it, as well as the mental health services and mutual support that helps familis to bear the heavy burden of losing loved ones to violence. and that is what you brought together and i just want to thank you for giving your heart the way you have. because you have given your heart after your heart was torn by loss and that is giving above and beyond what anyone can give. i know it's taken a toll on you, but you are standing here before us with a packed room that has a lot of love for your, and for your service. so i just want to say thank you and i really appreciate that president breed has brought this commendation before us today to honor you here in this room. >> thank you. ms. scott, again for everything that you continue to do to support others and lift others up we are here
to say we lift you up today. we are thankful. we thank god for you for the love and for the inspiration that you continue to provide to so many people. i am just so honored to know you and just grateful for all you have done for the city and county of san francisco. [ applause ] >> thank you, supervisors. i'm just really at a loss for words right now. but president breed and supervisor cohen and all of you, i want to say, i don't do this work alone. you can't do this work by yourself. you need others to help you. i just want to give honor to god, who gives me the strength to do this work.
knowing this is resurrection and easter week, he rose, because they crucified him. he did nothing, but try to help other people, and he just didn't die for black folks, white folks, lgbt, or our children. he died for all of us. he died for all of us and he rose. because he gave me that gift, because i was on the path of destruction, i was angry, i was mad. you know, drugged-out, alcoholed-out and just angry and god gave me a gift to see my son crossover and because of that gift, i promised him, they can do whatever they want, i don't care, i will do that work for that mother to get off that sofa. i will do the work to keep that young man from picking up that gun and to do that work for those coming out of
prison and those in foster care. i will do this work, i don't care, until i take the last breath in my body. my grandson stands here today. he was a year-and-a-half when his dad was killed 19 years ago. it will be 20 years this year. and i'm gd he served on the youth commission and we helped raise him right to do the right thing. i'm proud of that. i'm proud to stand before you, was coletta jackson lange my colleague and her mother kept our doors opening and kept healing open when all hell broke loose and i wanted to quit. i thank god for mothers in charge and i thank god for the prayers and united players and sean and reverend and keeping the cameras on us and thank each and every of
you for hearing our voices and getting this reward money passed to help somebody to come in, so they can give the right information to help get a murderer off the street and then to rehabilitate that person. i think god for elizabeth torres and all the other mothers and fathers and paulette brown, whose son was shot 37 times in front of her house and all the other mothers and vivienne and sharon hewitt, the list goes on, mothers and fathers. i stand before you as a servant of god to do this work, to make our city and city and county of san francisco a better place. to get guns off our streets, to educate our children. to provide opportunities for our loved ones, and that everybody will have affordable housing and everybody would have a job, and then we could see the violence stop, each one must
if could you call items 4 and 5 together. >> item 4s and 5 will two ordinances that pertain to the san francisco super bowl 50, item 4 is an ordinance to amend the administrative code to be establish a san francisco super bowl 50 impact fund to be used to provide financial support to small businesses specifically impacted by the super bowl-related events. and item 5, ordinance appropriating $100,000 from the general fund reserve to fund the super bowl 50 impact fund in 2015-16. >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam president and colleagues. last week we held a hearing in budget and finance committee with regard to the
two ordinances and first ordinance creates super bowl 50 impact fund and second ordinance puts $100,000 into the fund specifically for those individuals that i believe the city has a direct moral responsibility for namely the 116 street artists and the other dpw valid licensees and permitees, be they food cart vendors, shoeshine vendors displaced for a period of up to 24 days where they make their living day in and day out. this offers them really a very small modicum of support of $600 per valid claimant, not to exceed $100,000. item no. 4 also allows for other sources of revenue to the fund, be it contributions
from the host committee, should it so willing and national football league should it desire or revenues from the super bowl 50-related events exceed expense as determined by the controller, this board could choose to appropriate additional funds to the fund. but at this point, it's really about showing that san francisco is the city that knows how to take care of our own tenants, those 116th street artists who already lost over eight days to rain, some of whom we heard from in committee, who had very compelling and moving testimony. this $600 is the difference for many of them to be able to pay their rent. some of them in sros and some have come out of homeless and i recommend these ordinances to you and hope you support them. >> thank you supervisor peskin. supervisor cohen. >> thank you, president breed. through the chair, with all
due respect, i would like to direct my comments, my questions to supervisor peskin. i wasn't able to listen to the entire testimony last week in the budget committee. but i wanted to ask, how did you come to $100,000? >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you. through the president to supervisor cohen, so we met with tom decainey, who is here from arts commission and met with representatives from the department of public works and we thought it was the lowest amount to give some immediate relief to the universe of people who were directly impacted by the city assists city's action. as far as the castro and fisherman's wharf, who were not our permitees, who did speak to negative financial impacts. if there are sufficient funds we can address those other companies and individuals, but we came to that after
discussions with the art commission after the universe of street artists who have been our permitees and worked there for decades and that is how we came to that figure. >> thank you. you talked about looking at the universe of permitees. how did you identify this universe? and how do we honor those that were adversely affected and not and weed out those who are not really in the area? >> right. >> there are 116 street artist stalls under the arts commission street artist program in that location. and we can hear from tom decainey, but in meeting with the arts commission, they know who those individuals are under the program. any application that is submitted would be reviewed by the arts commission and the controller's office. i want to thank ben rosenfield for being willing to administer this program.
as to the dpw licensees and permitees, those were numbers that were finished to us by the department of public works. >> supervisor peskin, i think it's a really good idea and i will be supporting items 4 and 56789 thank you for answering my questions. >> thank you supervisor. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you madam president. so we had a long discussion about this in committee and supervisor peskin made some amendments that narrowed the scope in terms of who would be eligible for these funds? and it is -- i think it's a challenging issue in a lot of ways in terms of -- in terms of how to approve this kind of issue. of course this could have been negotiated as part of the host committee agreement n terms of compensation for
specific merchants being displaced. my concern and why i will not be able to support this legislation and appropriation today is that it does really narrow down to one class of merchants. and supervisor peskin was very transparent in terms of his amendments. -- -- merchants in the castro were negatively impacted during the f market and original legislation would have allowed broader access. amendments in committee really narrow it down and give full priority to the vendors at justice herman plaza and if they all submit
for the $600 and presumably that accounts for more than $100,000 and there would be no access for other merchants. while i completely understand and respect the thinking behind that, i'm not in any way critical of the motives or the tactics of the author, i do -- it does leave me feeling uneasy about the legislation. particularly given that i have a particular set of merchants in my district, who weren't theoretically impacted, who literally had a major tourist muni line, f market cutoff and all saw a noticacle drop in business over the course of the super bowl period. so i will not be supporting this legislation today. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. supervisor tang. >> thank you. so as i said in budget committee, i fully understand the difficulties that the street artists faced
and highly respect them and since i was younger did my best to support them as well. i had asked the arts commission at budget committee, what was done before the event occurred and what sort of outreach happened? and i'm wondering for the purposes of full boards meeting and i see the director here if you could shed light on the outreach down prior to the event to ensure as many people as possible were not displaced. >> as i reported at last week's budget and finance committee, the arts commission first discussed the potential impacts of super bowl 50 on the street artists' stalls in justin herman plaza november 20, 2014 and the commissions discussed the potential impact of the super bowl dates in january that would potentially displace the artists' stalls. we were still at that time
negotiating alternative spaces with the super bowl host committee. in the end we were able to allocate ten now additional spaces near super bowl city, not directly within the confines of city. but between super bowl city and the nfl experience along market street. on january 4th, the arts commission sent a preliminario it all community street artist licensing-holders that during that period license holders not be able to sell between stuart and drum streets and notified that they could apply for the ten additional faces. by legislation the programrior requires a daily lottery. so no artist is guaranteed a daily location and they show up to three different lotteris in the city run by volunteers to draw their spaces for the day. that ensures diversity of opportunities for artists, on any given day, to access
those prime locations throughout the city, as well as those located in justin herman plaza. it would enable artists to participate in super bowl week in the additional foot traffic and those spaces between 3th and 4th street in marked and addition to the approximate to the 100 spaces between 1st and 5th street on market. >> in terms of this fund, i don't know if this question would be directed to the author, or to you, but administering the funds, what if someone for example was given the option of going to the alternative spaces, but on their only decided not to. would they qualify for the funding? >> we currently surveyed
our street artists for those who could, approximately 150 respondent and doing other data collection to determine which street artists would occupy a space in justin herman plaza and still working to finalize the most appropriate, fair and transparent way to administer the fund, but imagine we would consider applications from street artist and our advisory panel or street arts committee of the commission would review those claims to award an allocation as deemed appropriate based on the board's designation. >> okay. thank you. there are a couple of outstanding issues for me. one is that perhaps another underlying issue we could tackle another time, but just the fact there is no kind of
grapes of wrathed guaranteed space for the street artists and they have to go through a lottery. so it's difficult to say it was solely because of the super bowl event or the lottery system. secondly, we haven't had the report from the controller's office about the economic generation this event -- i think some of us anticipate there was economic generation from the super bowl festivities and what it means to the city's bottom-line. lastly, my preference is that we work to address these issues before the event had occurred, and so i know there may be some disagreement about that, but that is just how i feel, that we should make sure to take care of the street artists, make it as part of the negotiations, when the events were coming to san francisco. so at
this time, i don't feel comfortable supporting those two items. but i hope that in the future, we can sort out things before hand to prevent the displacement of the street artist s. >> thank you, supervisor tang >> supervisor yee. >> thank you, president breed. i agree with supervisor tang we should have taken care of this beforehand, like a lot of things we're supposed to be doing and the fact is that we didn't take care of it. i don't think we should walk away from it, personally. i just want to say for the audience that is listening that didn't listen to the budget committee, that we really only talking $600 per person. we're not talking, like, somebody is going to get rich over this. so this $600 something means a lot of these street artists. it could be half their rent.
and we need to just support them for all of san francisco. >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you, i would like to address the statements of supervisor tang. that the board should have anticipated and the mayor's office should have anticipated and department should have anticipated the impacts to our own tenant, as well as impacts to businesss in the area. the fact that they were not anticipated, the fact that this body did not require some payments to individuals who have been displaced and historically when displaced by films have been.
the reality is when there is an oversight or if i can be more frank, a mistake, it's not too late for us to fix it now. in an environment where the arts and artists and small businesses are finding it so difficult to survive, much less thrive in san francisco. this $600 is a symbolic payment. many of them lost many, many more. have you seen the emails that we have all gotten in last several days, much more than $600 and one individual sent us an email $600 was an insult for what she had lost in those days. i think it shows that this city cares, at least symbolically, it shows that we care. and if for no other reason, please vote for items 4 and 5 for those reasons. >> thank you, supervisor peskin. [ applause ]
>> roll-call vote. >> on item 4s and 5, supervisor breed? >> aye. >> breed aye. supervisor campos? >> aye. >> campos aye. >> supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> cohen aye. >> supervisor kim? >> aye. >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar? >> aye. >> mar aye. >> supervisor peskin? >> aye. >> peskin aye. >> supervisor tang. >> no tang no. >> supervisor wiener. >> wiener no. >> supervisor yee. >> yee. >> supervisor avalos >> aye. >> avalos aye. >> [a-euts/] ayes and two nos with supervisors tang and wiener in the dissent. >> ordinances passs on the first reading. [ applause ] >> madam clerk, can you call items 6-11. >> item 6 is an ordinance to appropriate approximately $46.5 million of 2011 general obligation bond proceeds and approximately $2.3 million of accumulate ed bond interest earnings to the department of public workss and municipal transportation agency. for street resurfacing, redesign of street [stkpha-eupz/] 2015-16. item 7, ordinance to
appropriate approximately $29.7 million of 2016 earthquake safety and emergency response general obligation bond proceeds and accumulated bond interest to public works in 2015-16 for the necessary repairs and seismic improvements. item 8 ordinance to propriety approximately $1 11 million of 2016 series earthquake safety and emergency response general obligation bond pros to the department of public works in fys 2015-616 for necessary repairs and seismic improvements. inez tenenbaum 9, resolution to authorize and direct the sale not to exceed approximately $25.2 pl had of [tkpwra-g/] are gratprincipal amount of general obligation bonds, earthquake safety and emergency response 2010. item 101 is resolution to authorize and direct the sale of not to exceed approximately $1 11 million of city's general obligation bonds series 2016 d, and item 11 is a resolution to authorize and direct the sale of a not to skeet
approximately $44.1 million of general obligation bonds for road repaving and street safety in 2011. >> thank you, seeing no names on the roster for items 6-11, please call the roll. >> items 67-11, supervisor breed? >> aye. >> breed aye. >> supervisor campos? >> aye. >> campos aye. >> supervisor cohen? >> cohen aye. >> supervisor kim? kim aye. >> supervisor mar? >> aye. >> mar aye. >> supervisor peskin? >> aye. >> peskin aye. >> supervisor tang. >> tang aye. >> supervisor wiener. >> aye. >> wiener aye. >> supervisor yee? >> aye. >> yee aye. >> supervisor avalos. >> aye. >> avalos aye. >> ten a ayes. >> ordinances passes on first reading and resolutions adopted unanimously. item 12, please. >> item 12 is a resolution to retroactively authorize the children and families
commission to to accept and expends a grant in the amount of $2.59 million from the california department of education, et cetera. >> colleagues can we take this item, same house, same call? without objection the resolution is adopted unanimously. next item, please. >> item 13 resolution to authorize the controller to enter into the 10th amendment of a software license and support agreement with oracle america, inc. for perpetual software licenses and software support services for the controller's emerge project, extending the contract term through april 22, 2021 and increasing the maximum expenditure to approximately $14.3 million. >> same house, same call. without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. [ gavel ] >> next item, please. >> item 14, ordinance to amend the administrative code to establish the san francisco homicide reward
fund. x president breed. >> thank you, colleagues, i'll be brief, but i know we have a number of members of audience who have been waiting for this item to pass. this legislation creates a permanent city reward fund to compensate those who provide information leading to an arrest and conviction in an unsolved murder case in san francisco. there past six years, san francisco has averaged about 50 homicides per year, each one is tragic, each one is a loss of a son, a sister, a father, or a friend. and each one should have never happened and each one deserves our ever effort to bring justice. the city has at times offered rewards in specific cases, but it's done so on an ad hoc basis and there is no specific way or process determining how this should be done?
my legislation creates a perm permanent rewards up to $250,000 to help solve and prosecute these unsolved murder cases. and this legislation was brought about from the persistence of mothers who continue to ask for support for their children. it is limited to cases that have gone unsolved -- excuse me, in which the police have exhausted all levels of their investigation, and which the chief of police has determined that public assistance and a reward is necessary. the recipient of the reward cannot have been involved in the crime.
and the fund can also accept donations, all in all it requires a small a. taxpayer money, because thankfully we're talking about a small number of cases, but in those cases this reward can make a world of difference and in those cases we should be doing everything we can. i want to thank the police department for their assistance, our deputy city attorney, and i want to thank the mothers who continue to hold us accountable. thank you to paulette and thank you to sala and thank to ms. maddie scott and carolota and sean richards on the frontlines with brothers against guns and thank my co-sponsors supervisor cohen and supervisor peskin and supervisor yee and with that, colleagues, i ask for your support. >> colleagues any other comments? supervisor cohen? >> thank you.thank you,
president breed, for bringing this piece of legislation. i think it's abeen a long time and we have had paulest brown in the chambers for the six years that i have been on the board and the five you have been here, asking for and pleaing for this type of reward to happen. i am glad that we have the courage to do that and colleagues i'm anticipating unanimous support in this vote. i want to commend and recognize prose breed for her leadership in bringing an important measure to our attention, and giving it voice to those folks that, again, don't have a voice and that are not in the chamber advocating on their own behalf. >> thank you, supervisor cohen. thank you again, colleagues. can we take this item same house, same call? without objection the ordinance passes unanimously on first reading [ applause ] managemented clerk, can you please call the next item. >> item 15 is an ordinance
to amend the public works code to clarify that prohibited graffiti extends to all public property including all city assets, and to establish expedited notice and hearing procedures, create administrative penalties for an offending party and renumber code sections and affirming the planning department's ceqa determination. >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam president and colleagues. this is legislation that would help abate the problem of gorilla corporate graffiti marketing apparently folks have not gotten the message out there whether it's nbc, universal, last night it -- i was out with puc enforcement crew and there is more of this stuff on the sidewalks of district 3. so we really need this kind of legislation. i want to thank the city attorney for his collaboration, the deputy city attorney for drafting it. also i was approached by the public utilities commission
last week with respect to a public education campaign that they want to implement that uses sidewalk logos to dissuade the public from dumping oil and chemicals into our sewer. the intent is to identify a range of city-sanctioned exemptions from provide more clarity with respect to defining for the general public what street marking is acceptable and what is not? so in light of this, i offer the following non-substantive amendment on page 4, line 20: which would add a subsection 3 to read "or any painting or marking that a city department makes in the course of its official duties or as part of a public education campaign, or subsection 4, any painting or marking required for compliance with any local, state, or federal law." so i would like to make that motion to amend the subject ordinance. >> supervisor peskin has made a motion to amend, seconded by supervisor
cohen. colleagues can we take that without objection? that passes. can we take the item as amended same house, same call. without objection, the ordinance passes unanimously as amended on the first reading. madam clerk, please call 16 and 17 together. >> item 16 is resolution to receive and approve the annual for the fort noe valley centers chronic , et cetera >> supervisor wiener. >> community benefit district for the incredible and often thankful work that they do to improve these two neighborhoods in the district i represent. they are really the unsung
heroes, who help keep these neighborhoods clean, and safe. and really do spear heads a lot of work to beautify them. both of these organizations are essential collaborators with my office in terms of the work that we need to get done in the neighbors and us supporting their efforts. i want to call out particularly the castro upper markets community benefit district. the castro is a very active neighborhood and a lot going on in keeping that neighborhood clean is a 24/7/365-day a year challenge and the cbd works very, very hard to do that. so i just want to thank both organizations. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. colleagues can we take those items same house, same call? without objection, the resolutions are adopted unanimously. [ gavel ] >> madam clerk, can we call item no. 18
>> item 18 is a resolution to determine that the issuance of a type 42 on-sale beer and wine license to aoa ben >> reporter: marsh for nighthawks dbaa as pinot's palette will serve the public's convenience. >> colleagues, same house, same call -- without objection the ordinance is a[tko-pts/] unanimously. all right 19. >> to determine the issuance of type 64 general theater license to gray area foundation will serv of generate public. >> same house, same call without objection adopted nutritionally. >> item 20, motion to confirm the re-appointments of nadia sesay and alwaysone lee to the redevelopment successor agency oversight board. >> same house, same call without objection, the motion is approved unanimously.
[ gavel ] >> next item. >> item 21, motion to repaint candace wong to the child-care planning and advisory council term ending march 19, 2018. >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam president, colleagues. i want to thank candace wong for not only sitting here patiently throughout this meeting, but for sitting patiently and serving the cpac for the last dozen years. i think i presided over her original appointment. she grew up in district 3 and her work to obtain expansion of child-care facilities has been exemplary. i'm delighted that she is willing to continue to advocate for early childhood providers and the clients and families that they serve. so i commend candace for doing it and commend her to all of you. thank you, ms. wong. >> thank you. supervisor yee. >> i also want to lend good words to candace wong.
she is somebody that i know very, very well. her and i actually worked in the same organization for many years as we built and grew the organization to serve not only the chinatown and tenderloin community, but beyond that and citywide and she knows a lot about early childhood education and just a perfect person to be part of the cpac. i am really glad she is willing to continue serving on it, because it's very time-consuming. i hope you all support her. >> thank you. colleagues can we take this item same house, same call? without objection, the motion is approved unanimously. [ gavel ] >> item 22. >> item 22 is a motion appointing priti rane, residency requirement waved to the food certificate to affect. >> same house same cout, approved unanimousingly.
let's go to roll call for introduction. >> supervisor campos is first to introduce new business. >> thank you, very much, madam clerk. colleagues recently there have been a variety of food and worker safety, as well as racial and gender complaints levied against taylor farms specific. in addition region 32 of the national labor relations board has found credible evidence of flarely 60 serious violations of law involving threats, intimidation, and the termination of taylor farm workers for exercising their fundamental right to seek union representation. given these disturbing practices of taylor farms specific i'm calling to a hearing to inquire whether the city and county of san
francisco -- if they do source products from this company, i want you to know that i -- i want to know what alternative sources we may have in terms of purchasing these products? please include this hearing any items purchased directly or indirectly through other suppliers, if necessary prior to this hearing, we want to know whether vendors that may be sourcing products through taylor farms are doing any business with the city? i am requesting this hearing be assigned to the public safety and neighborhood services committee. we as san franciscans have a long history of making sure that we stand up against this kind of injustice and this hearing is about ensuring that we're not dooing business with any kind of company that engages in that kind of unfair and illegal activity. the second item say follow-up
item to an ordinance that i introduced a couple of weeks ago. i introduced an ordinance declaring a state of emergency on the issue of homelessness. colleagues today i'm introducing legislation that follows up on that issue. homeless people in the city and county of san francisco are suffering. the residents of city and county of san francisco including residents of my district, district 9, are bearing the bureaued, the brunt of this crisis. we believe that we have reached a state of emergency in the city around the issue of homelessness. and today, i'm introducing an ordinance that calls and outlines a time line for opening of additional navigational centers. this legislation takes the next step. of the ordinance that i'm introducing requires that the executive branch of this
government build six additional navigation centers within the next 12 months. the first three of these centers must be built within the next four months. and i want to thank supervisors avalos and mar for their co-sponsorship of this item. as many of you know the navigation center that first opened and the only center that remains open in the city was opened by my office working with the hope office and the mayor's office in march of last year. that navigation center has been a success and a model for addressing the encampments that have been springing up throughout the city. the time to expand a model that has worked is now. my legislation requiring the city to build navigation centers calls upon the city to use proven, effective and humane methods to specifically address the proliferation of street encampments throughout the
city. this is a critical step -- we wanted to make sure we were careful to define what a " navigation center" looks like and it's defined in the legislation based on what we have seen works "navigation centers are temporary, low-barrier to entry shelters that through case management, and social service programs aid in moving homeless people off the streets, out of encampments and into permanent housing or transitional housing that eventually leads to permanent housing." these navigation centers offer comprehensive health, mental health and other services to homeless people including case management, social service programs, and the integration of other relevant city services.
in my legislation i specify one of these centers shall be a managed alcohol shelter that will allow residents to consume alcohol within the facility, and will provide those residents other relevant -- provide those residents with alcohol treatment and supportive shelter services. the legislation will also call that one of the navigation centers focus on the needs of transitional-age youth, age 18-29; who experience long-term street homelessness. additionally, it calls that one of the navigation centers explore the possibility of placing a safe injection site, a successful public health model that is used in other countries, and actually 66 cities around the world. a supervised injection site would allow residents to
engage in medically-supervised drug use within that facility and would provide those residents with detoxification and substance-abuse treatment services. navigation centers are temporary facilities. my legislation specifis that once opened, navigation centers shall operate on a specific site for no more than two years without the approval an extension by resolution of the board of supervisors. this legislation and this is very important, also requires community input, a community process. whereby after identifiesing a site where a navigation center could be located, but before opening that navigation center, the city administrator, and the member the board of supervisors who represents the district where the nav navigation be placed seek community input.
it also specifis that the city shall give priority to new and vacant sites owned or controlled by the city and county of san francisco and second priorities go to sites controlled or owns by the county that could feasibly be converted to a navigation center and third priority goes property own by non-city public agencies that could belesed or acquired by the city. the legislation requires that the city administrator and the mayor's office of hope provide the board with an implementation and funding plan for navigation centers within 30 days after passage of ordinance. and finally, the legislation requires that the office of hope, the city administrator and the mayor's office of housing present the board of supervisors with a housing exit plan within three months of a center, of a navigation center opening.
this ensures regular turnover of those residents. this housing exit plan shall include stable housing options, include, but not limited to sro beds, public housing and below market housing. this housing exit plan may include transational or temporary housing, but should be part of a long-term housing strategy. colleagues, we have a crisis in our hands and the executive branch of this government is not able or willing to respond to what is happening as a crisis, then it is the responsibility of our legislative branch and for us as members of this branch to intervene. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. colleagues, today, ia long
with president breed am introducing in memoriam to commemorate and celebrate the passing of one of our city's great pioneers, mr. walton flynn. for those who may not know walton flynn was san francisco's first african-american commissioner appointed in 1970. and served longer -- he served longer than any other commissioner in san francisco's history. mr. flynn served on various bodies governing muni for over 30 years. and it's under his tenure he led efforts to increase diversion at sfmta and includes hiring the first african-american director. he helped establish the minority and disadvantaged business enterprise program. he improved muni services to
the african-american, as well as another communities of color and helped to shape muni's capital program that includes the restoration of our historic cable cars and construction of our subway system that we use today. he also worked to establish the very popular paratransit system program, that many of our seniors depend on every day. mr. flynn was one of the first african-americans appointed to the public utilities commission. mr. flynn was recognized by the naacp legal defense fund, elected into the american public transportation association hall of fame, and has received numerous awards and commendations from the national organization of architects and san francisco black chamber of commerce. some of us forget the time in the city when it was acceptable if employer were not inclusive and a time
which city jobs were rarely filled by african-americans and people of color. we have come a long way, but there is still work that needs to be done and also let's remember that we owe mr. flynn, because he made it only for city contracts to be awardsed to people of color, and small business owners. mr. flynn is one of the individuals who helped to change the narrative for many people in this city. we sit in this board's chamber every week and debate the merit of a proposal contract and our city's openness and tolerance to all communities, but it's because of people like mr. flynn that we have those conversations. now without the dedication and leadership of individuals like mr. flynn, san francisco would not be the inclusionive, diverse city that we all love and celebrate today. his commitment and dedication to the city and to public service is unmatched. and with that, he will truly be missed. so colleges i
would likes to close this board meeting in the honor of legacy he leaves behind. madam president, if it's possible, we could close the board meeting out in memory of mr. flynn. >> without objection. >> thank you. >> i want to speak a moment to the residents of district 10, particularly the community in the chamber today and at home, possibly watching this broadcast. many of you have brought to my attention concerns that you had about a story that nbc 11 recently ran march 10th talking about a whistle-blower toxic chemicals on the ground in
bayview hunter's point neighborhood and to let you know that i have reached out to the epa, dph, as well as the california department of publication health and tech tetra to investigate the allegations that i take very seriously and proceed down the path to get down to where the truth and to recognize mr. charlie walker for taking time to share with me many of the conversations he has had personally with constituents. madam president, the rest i submit. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor cohen. supervisor kim >> i submit. >> supervisor mar. >> representing faculty across the university system, 26,000 faculty.
if they do not receive their demands of minor salary increase for two-years' of this contract the california faculty association has been negotiating with csu chancellor timothy white for two years. i know how serious this is as a former california faculty association member and teacher at sf state for 16 years. faculty working conditions are student-learning conditions and i will repeat that, faculty working conditions are student-learning conditions. the average faculty member earns $45,000 a year. the average faculty member of csu system earns $45,000 a year. this is because the majority are temporary low -- temporary low-wage lecturers like i was the csu faculty have not received significant salary increasings in nearly a decade. i remember at sf state when i statute in 2006, 11% salary increase was canceled by
management. in 2009 faculty were furloughed, resulting in 9.3% pay cut. the $5 billion csu budget statewide was increased by an additional $216 million. also faculty and staff believe that the money is there for the 5% increase that they have requested more than governor brown or president obama. so i urge support for that resolution when it comes up. also, i wanted to close the meeting in memoriam for jane kim from balboa sushi house on balboa and 5th avenue. it was a restaurant i went to around the corner from the
inner richmond for years. chef james kim with his wife annie kim ran an extremely popular little tiny restaurant on balboa and 5th. it felt like home with plants and arts and children's art all over the place. a lot of people that have written their condolences online, commonly mentioned the warmth that they felt and how annie and chef james kim made them feel their their family. the balboa sushi house is known as a unique place, but it's the couple's radiant personalities that maybe everyone, include meg feel welcome w. chef james kim passing balboa sushi house will close its doors unfortunately and leaving us with warm memories of a truly unique space. we send our appreciation to chef kim and the balboa sushi house for the last two decades -ades' of serving the community and our
condolences and thanks to annie kim and her family. i wanted to give a special thank you to sarah from the sf blog for sharing the sad news and allowing people to post amazing memories of a great community institution. the rest i will submit. >> thank you, supervisor mar. supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam clerk and colleagues. i can't think of a more fitting day, the day we honored our office of labor standards enforcement and ms. donna levitt to be introducing the resolution that i'm about to introduce. i want to thank the many co-sponsors, supervisors avalos, breed, campos, kim, mar, tang and wiener. this morning, at 7:30 i had the privilege of joining some of our brothers and sisters from the teamsters joint council 7 in an action on market street to promote honest, fair and just labor
conditions for the 80 drivers employed by bowers transportation which recently based their operations out of my district in the northeast corner of san francisco. it is also owner fitting that this is the approximate one-year anniversary of the enactment of supervisor wiener's resolution 96-15 which urged the san francisco municipal transportation agency to adopt broad labor harmony requirements as a condition of the sfmta's commuter shuttle program process. today we are not here to argue about the commuter shuttle program. today we are actually here to stand with the working men and women of san francisco, fighting for the right to unionize, receive representation in an increasing difficult job market and to receive a decent rate of pay, and decent benefits. the resolution that we are introducing urges the sfmta
and it's board of directors to deny the commuter shuttle program permit application submitted by bauers transportation until such time that bauers demonstrated full compliance with the labor harmony provisions in supervisor wiener's resolution 96-15. i note that many if not all of the other commuter shuttles have honored the house of labor, whether it is google, or facebook. but i do want to call cisco and zinga. and finally to associate myself with the comments of supervisor cohen, i knew welton flynn very, very well. he was an exemplary public servant. i knew him in his capacity
as a member of the mta commission. i know that if this resolution is passed by this board, welton flynn would have been the first person to stand up for the working men and women in the team sters and i will submit the rest. >> thank you. supervisor peskin. supervisor wiener. >> thank you, madam clerk. today is day international water day, a day of international observation to talk about water-related issues and water challenges that we face not just in california, but in many parts of the world for this precious resource. in that spirit, today i'm introducing legislation to help issue think how we can conserve water by requiring water submetering to be installed in all residential multi-unit buildings instead of doing what we have always
done which is to have one unit for the entire building. so that individual occupants have no idea how much water they are using. i want to thank jeff in my office for his work to move this legislationing forward. currently, colleagues we treat water very differently than electricity, which is individually metered. a single water bill goes to the entire building. it is either just absorbs by an hoa or landlord and building residents never see a bill, never know how much water they are that using and never have any incentive to use less water. by contrast, when you think about how electricity is treated, typically, a tenant or a condo owner will receive an individual electricity bill. so you know, if you are overusing electricity, your bill is going to be higher and you can have an incentive and information so that you can conserve. so we have developed the system that we treat waters as an
infinity resource and electricity as a scarce resource. water is scarce. it's scarce in california. it's scarce in many places, but particularly here and despite the rain we have had recently, we're still in a drought and we do have a structural water shortage. we need to give people all the tools that they need to conserve water. by allowing -- by requiring each units to have a separate meter, they know how many much they are using and have incentives to conserve. this will apply to all buildings with two or more residential units. the legislation sets clear rules and regulations for how property owners or hoas will be allowed to bill residences for water. the legislation contains strong protections for the rights of tenants, including establishing fair and transparent billing procedures and setting clear
rules around liabilities when there are leaks or other service issues, and providing the right to appeal any disputes about meter-reading the san diego passed the submeter ordinance in 2010. for years there have been attempts to get this passed at the state-level and i was prepared to introduce this legislation a year-ago and held off because we were informed it was very likely state would pass legislation. but once again, the state legislature failed to do so and now we're moving forward locally at san francisco. we have taken aggressive action at the board of supervisors to address our water shortage. last yeah, year, colleagues thank you for passing resolution that i authored to make san francisco the first city in the country to require water recycling in new construction this. legislation will continue that effort by keeping san francisco in the vanguard of smart and progressive water practices and the rest i submit.
>> thank you, supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. >> thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, today, i am going to be introducing legislation that will be part of a series of policies to encourage more family-friendly housing in san francisco. over the past year i have been working with the planning department on developing a white paper and design guidelines for on what family-friendly housing could look like? this has been a very robust and exciting discussion which we are having, while studying what is working in other cities in the bay area, nationwide and internationally? have to have a serious conversation now about what type of city we want to become? already we have sad
distinction of being thecy with the least number of children in my major city percentagewise. however, that trends is reversing in bustling neighbors. the question is will we be able to keep the families here? we are seeing families with children getting priced out or displaced and for those who can afford to live here couldn't find san francisco a place to thrive. i'm going to give you a perfect example of this. personal example. one of my daughters is going to have a baby soon. yes, i'm going to be a granddad soon. unfortunately she is not able to live in the city. she can't find anything. she can't find anything affordable and i'm really sad to see that and what we need
then is to be much more aggressive about family housing. i recognize that there are a lot of factors that play into a family's decision to live somewhere by schools, transportation, to safety. however, i do realize that how we are designing and planning our city can play a major role in that decision. we are envisioning building a city with family of childrens of all ages, a city to make housing more family-friendly by design. in the coming several months, we will be working to change policies on zoning, to promote family-friendly housing and engineering to focus on needs of families with children. we are also looking at policy changes for developers to incentivize building more
housing designed for families at all income-levels. to encourage more family housing. one of the issues that developers brought to my attention, the current mix in certain neighborhood plans was not conducive to building larger units with two and three bedrooms. therefore, i am including a new option to allow for more flexibility to incentivize the building of more larger units. this is a small step towards a larger discussion to really change the culture of san francisco. i'm hoping in the near-future, i will be bringing up legislation that will talk about minimum size for family units. things, like, what kind of elements we like to see when we build buildings that are really considered family-friendly? so i look forward to working with many of you to move this forward. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor yee. >> i have to say one more thing.
i would like to -- this is in regards to supervisor peskin's resolution. he named off a bunch of people that are co-authoring and i read it more carefully and i would like to be listed as a co-author also. thank you very much. >> thank you, supervisor yee. supervisor avalos. >> thank you. i thought it was another avalos. >> i thought i heard campos [hra*-ufpt/]. >> it's been seven years and a few months in office now and lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been, to serve on the board of supervisors. case in point is the many years i have spent working on getting place of jerry garcia plaques on mission street and now we have an ordinance before us that would add two sites to the city's official
map of commemorative street plaques and they be will be in the excelsior district, jerry garcia's home that he grew up as a child and teenager and i couldn't think of a better time to do it in my last year in office. and so this is something that these plaques will be very welcomed by people in district 11, who take a lot of pride in the history of jerry garcia's presentation in the excelsior neighborhood and we see it as the start of other plaques to commemorate or great history. and legislation to move forward with the commemorative plaque in the excelsior district. the next item is an update to the due process for all ordinance in the sanctuary city policy. last year, with the way that
immigration was politicalized, especially after the tragic kate steenley killing -- accidental killing by kate steenley. and last year the board of supervisors had passed a resolution that was setting forward we do not want to see any diminishment or lessening of our sanctuary city policies and today i'm introducing an ordinance that would clarify what our policies will be, setting the due process for our ordinance as the standard for how local law enforcement will communicate with federal immigration officials. this legislation will affect both due process for all and sanctuary city policy and will be seamless how these policies will be implemented. overall, we want to make
sure that local law enforcement is not taking part in the deportation business that is a federal/civil effort, not one that our local law enforcement should be involved in at the great detriment of trust between our communitis and law enforcement. the rest i will submit. >> thank you, supervisor avalos and i apologize, i should have called on you first. >> thank you. not a problem, madam clerk. colleagues, today i would like to adjourn our meeting in memory of two individuals. one is a community member in district 5, and the other a national leader. miss claudette brown was born may 12th, 1949 and raised in the western addition neighborhood and she passed away sunday, march 13th with her grandson deanthony jones helding her hand. not only was she very
well-educated academically, but also street smart and very clever. her children and grandchildren inherited her strong work ethic and leadership skills. she was also art artisticalally talented and enjoyed writing poetry. her friendliness and kindsness and her family is a tribute to her beauty of her heart and soul. her inspiring presence will deeply be missed by though who had the privilege of knowing her. the second person i would like to adjourn the meeting on behalf is, along with supervisor cohen, is mr. percy pinkey. a state president of the black american political association of california, and he passed away last friday. mr. pinkney was born
macomb,mississippi. he began his career as a social worker, specializing in gang intervention and diversion programs for san francisco's youth. in 1975 he served as special assistant for governor brown and before joining senator feinstein. mr. pinkney was a loyal friend, family member, distinguished leader and fierce advocate for social justice worldwide and his friendship was a special
gift that touched the hearts of many lives and changed california for the better. he had an impact on every person he met, his contributions, his smile, his general spirit and loyalty will be sorely missed. he has joined his son percy pinkney and survived by his family. colleagues without objection, i would like to adjourn the meeting on behalf of the entire board of supervisors in mr. pinkney's honor. without objection, we will do that on behalf of the entire board. [ gavel ] and madam clerk, the rest i submit. >> thank you, madam president. and now supervisor campos. >> thank you. my apologies. i misheard the name earlier. i simply ask that to my
colleagues if we can adjourn the meeting on behalf of the entire board in memory of the tragedy that happened in brussels and in memory of those folks on behalf of the whole board. >> thank you, colleagues can we do that without objection in without objection, the meeting will be adjourned on behalf of the entire board. >> thank you, supervisor campos and madam president that concludes the introduction of new business. >> at this time, madam clerk, can you read public expect. >> the public can address the board of supervisors for up to two minutes within the subject-matter to the board to include items 25-30. public comment is not allowed when an item was previous
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dance mission is located at 24th and mission. we're in an historical building. our landlord is basically refusing to play ball with us. he will not give us more than a one-year lease. it's gone up by $44,000 in last two years. he is unwilling and we have made an offer to buy the building and is he just basically freezing us out. we're looking at new options, which would be sad for us, for the community and for the history of dance mission. i want to thank the board of supervisors for all of your past support, and i hope that we'll have your continued support and we have brownies to pass out to you. >> thank you very much. anybody else want to make any comments? please come forward.
i'm going let a couple of girls introduce themselves and say what dance mission mean s to them. >> starting with malia. >> my name is -- -- my name is malia. i like dance mission because you can just dance and have fun. >> thank you >> thank you. >> hi. i love dance mission a lot, and it would be very sad if we had to move out of the mission. so hopefully we don't have to. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i just want to say as a mother, and as a former high school teacher of 25 years, this program is crucial for our neighborhoods's mission
and thank you to supervisors campos and avalos and supervisor jane kim. it was improved the neighborhood and provides opportunities for people like my daughter, who walks directly from her school, from buena vista to the program and participates and not only dance, but empowerment training and are involved in many socially relevant issues. we apologize that you can't eat the brownies in the room. we brought cookies for the audience, which i'm told we can't pass out. sorry, audience. >> you can't pass them out if they are cannabis cookies. >> no, sorry -- >> we do hope that you will help us in keeping the building there. it's a huge and vital part of the neighborhood community, and the youth, it motivates them to do well in school. it gives them positive things to do.
and yes, paying $44,000 more than we did two years is a huge hindrance to staying in our neighborhood. so we welcome every help you can, and i just have to bring my daughter here, who because of dance mission, come on drina, they is now going to soda next year, school of the arts and that is one thing that dance mission did, transforming people's lives and allowing them to become social activists and active in the community. thank you ! thank you. [ applause ] is there anyone who hasn't had an opportunity to speak from dance mission that would like to make public comment at this time? well, thank you very much for the brownies. they are very good. and i forgot you are not supposed to eat them in the chambers, but i don't see any of my colleagues stopping themselves. [ laughter ] next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm amazed being here today
to notice all of the awards and everything that were handed out. i don't know if any of you members of the board of supervisors are aware of flint, michigan, where black people are being poisoned by lead in the water? well, in case you don't know it, in bayview-hunters point we have had had several deaths and we have been complaining for the last ten years. on nbc, on the advice of some friends of mine, did an exposee, and one of the white contractors said that they intentionally spread it nuclear waste in the community where black people live out in bayview-hunters point. that accounts for why the large amount of miscarriages, colon cancer, prostate cancer and all of the things that are going on, but it's
happening to black people, america is totally dumb to it and don't know anything about it. how can you all have a television and look at it and don't know what is happening in bayview hunter's point in the naval shipyard, where the contractor said and admitted on television, that they spread this stuff in our community where black people live. this is the same thing that hitler did. this is the same thing that was done in flint, michigan and now it's in san francisco and the board of supervisors gave the contract to the contractor who received $310 million -- this is all on public television and public information. what we are here today to say to you, we want that job stopped until there is an investigation, change the contractor, do whatever you got to do.
but that is an inordinate amount of black people -- >> thank you, mr. walker. next speaker, please. >> i just wanted to say that i'm one of the mothers of the four boys that were killed january 9th, 2015. this has torn my family completely down. my granddaughter grows up without a father. because of this i can't see my granddaughter. because of this, it's broken up my family. it's broken up my home. my son -- i have one other
son who is underaged has received threat from the same boys that have killed my son, and it's not unnoticed by the police department. people are seeing it and telling me there is nothing that they can do. they are seeing the threats. they see the boys. they know who killed my son. i know who killed my son. i know the reward is out there. i think it's not being pursued as heavily as it could be, because people think my son didn't matter. but my son mattered to me. what i want san francisco to know is that there are four killers still out there. four serial killers. what you need to know is not only do my son's life mattered, but the other three boys' lives mattered also and you need to know your city has
four killers run around and they are going to continue to do this, because san francisco has told them it's okay that they can do this and they can get away with it. i ask that you guys pursue, pursue, pursue, the money to get these boys off the street. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, my name is vivian ellis and i'm here with sala, not just to speak of the crime, but i need to say this it's necessary. san francisco has lost its integrity. you remember twilight zone? that is what san francisco reminds me of. i have worked with the youth and seniors and they steal from me and steal my business plans and yes, i'm upset. my son would have been 40 years old this year and he
wrote some poems that are anointed that is really keeping me going. i'm still going and still teaching the youth and working with the seniors at george davis senior center but i'm tired of the thieves in bayview and i'm not speaking of any particular color. they just steal and expect us to be normal. this is something that you guys don't know. there is a lot of youth out there that are angry from losing their parents and their loved ones. so when it hits downtown, than what do you say? do we have a statue that says oh, this person was notorious, so we're note going to recognize them? i don't understand. i'm really confused, but can say by the grace of god i'm still here, but i'm tired of people stealing my paperwork, when they come to apply for
different grants, i'm tires tired of it and i want to know if anything can give me a solution for my own community? i have been in bayview-hunters point for 62 years and there is no solution and a lot of work that needs to get done. thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> over here, please. my name is sala chandler. over here, please. this is my son, in october, with willie brown's daughter shaking her hand and former mayor willie brown's mentorship program. as i mentioned before he was in the star-rise program and chosen by san francisco city college and written a
letter, an essay -- baltimore flies in april 24th to interview me and a couple of the other mothers. this story will be traveling all over the nation from the chicago times, new york times and l.a. times, this is an issue that should have been addressed many years ago. you are running off the slogan "black lives matter." it's unfortunate that these children's cases, the majority have been unsolved and you are giving plaques to another nationalities and praising them and the abandonment of these mothers, you don't know the grief and pain, you know? i hear, and you give awards and you acknowledge so-called leaders, but [ inaudible ] not one mother
to stand. you know, you are playing games. we really need some leaders that care enough about these mothers to the point that you call and check on them. i'm grieving, but i call and check on these mothers, because it's like you have died on the inside. we don't have any wrap-around programs. we're hurting. [ inaudible ] >> thank you, sala. >> as dr. espinola jackson
has asked me to carry on the torch. thank you for the reward, but i know that this is just the beginning. >> thank you. thank you very much for being here. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm ken johnson. i'm in support of the ladies, the mothers who lost their children, and i think you guys really need to put that money to work, put the reward there. because my car was broken into right across the street from the police station on filmore street. they have cameras up there and they tell me that the cameras don't work. across the street from that park is a police station and they have got cameras there that don't work. a few guys got killed, so it might be these killers might be in the police department. so you don't know. and also, i want to support what mr. walker was saying
about hunters point. i saw the article, i mean the program on the news. he is right. now the city gave the contractor $300 million to clean up the shipyard, and here you have one of the workers saying that they dumped the stuff -- you know, they took clean dirt from one place and put it where the dirty dirt was. so i mean, it seems like you should have some sort of compliance officers or somebody that lives in hunters point, who could be affected by that to be part of the clean-up? because with the jobs, black people are having a hard time in san francisco. so i really want the board to really pay attention to even
your own newscast, look at it and you will find out a lot of stuff, if you don't know it already. but we got to do something. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> supervisors, i think public comment should be held right at the beginning. so that the people speak and leave, because you are all boring, i repeat you are all boring. i heard one supervisor say when charlie walker was saying whatever he was saying, that you know, oh, you know, i look into it. let me tell you, taking over $310 million, but over $850 million has been spent on the shipyard. and we're talking about plutonum and cesium and the supervisor doesn't get it on
shipyard or pier 70, which is contaminated lands. it's pathetic seeing ignorant people that are not educated on issues. having said that, i do what i can to help those mothers, and to help others who are victims, because of crime. in fact,, at my big office at executive park, i turn over my whole office to the street violence intervention program, so this city could do something. this city talks a lot, much like the supervisors and if you read my blog, the supervisors, they mo who they represent, but the ones who are political hos and pimps know who they are, because i named them. and they are in in chamber and they better represent, because people are fed up. we came here on friday. we visited two supervisors, none of them were there.
you have to be there doing the people's work. if you cannot do the people's work, step down. i'm giving you 12 seconds back of the two minutes you gave me to speak. [ applause ] . >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> [speaker not understood] therefore, one can be a hero -- establishes [speaker not understood] makings of people, [speaker not understood]
>> thank you,. next speaker, please. >> madam president, before the next speaker, i will remind the audience there is no applause in support or if you are not interested in hearing further about an item, you may use your supportive fingers, please? >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, president breed and supervisors. you might get too hungry for easter dinner at 8:00, your anticipating that easter's going to be great. and you'd like that
chocolate easter basket, and it's really chocolate cramped -- that is why the easter bunny, that is why easter bun is a champ! here comes city peter cottontail, hopping down the city hall bunny trail, hipitiy hop, easter's on its way. maybe if you are have good, he'll bring lots of easter-eggs your way. well, you know what? for some, affordable housing you found a new place to dwelling in a city hotel. you wish you had affordable
housing and you can hardly wait, but if you don't have funding, it's going to be too late. you are like the housing guys -- -- some easter baskets may be larger, and some easter baskets may be small and remember give lots of things in the basket, make it really tall. go ask city alice and she'll know and you'll have lots of easter dinner and it's great, and you are gaining weight -- go ask city alice - [speaker not understood] >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> good evening, supervisors. with easter soon approaching, i am here to deliver a